The Mystery Spot is located at 1953 Branciforte Dr., Santa Cruz, California. An individual who purchased the land to build a mountain home on originally discovered it in 1940. While surveying the hillside, they noticed their compass was way off. They claim that a compass can be 10º to 90º off. The operators say that the owners had drilled a 1500-foot hole in front of the anomaly, but found no iron or other metal that would affect their instruments. The original owners constructed a two room shack in the 1940s for the tourists. The two room shack is constructed just like the Oregon Vortex shack. I can’t help but think that the Mystery Spot shack was modeled after the Oregon Vortex, including building it crooked on the side of the hill.
Figure 17: Location maps of The Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz, California.
The operators of the attraction say the gravitational anomaly appears to be about 150¢ in diameter. I believe the diameter may be over 210¢, because where we found the center. The scope of our experiment did not try to measure variation in the vortexes’ size.
We arrived at the attraction at 12:45 PM on June 7, 1996. A new 9-volt battery was put into the crystal frequency source. It was 1:53 PM when the frequency counter, the 113¢ cable, and crystal were set up. The frequency counter was turned on for one hour before it was connected to the crystal via the cable. The frequency counter was placed behind the gift shop on a concrete path and 20¢ outside the vortex. We spent about 53 minutes probing the vortex looking for the center. I again noticed the same fluctuation in the frequency counter when the crystal was first introduced into the vortex. For the first 3 minutes the counter read a frequency swing of over 500-hertz. After a short while, it went from 24,998,042 to 24,998,146 over 3 minutes. After about 15 minutes of that, we started probing the anomaly to locate the center. Over a distance of 113¢ from the counter, the frequency went from 24,998,042 to 24,998,092, closer to the center (50-hertz difference). At this time I began to think that the “Jell-O effect” was real. I began to develop a theory of why this was happening. The final clue at the Oregon Vortex on June 9 confirmed my hunch. The explanation is in Chapter 7.
After we determined the center was on the other side of the crooked shack, we moved the equipment up the hill through some thick underbrush. We then went far enough up the hill to be about 100¢ away. A new 9-volt battery was put into the crystal source box, because at that time I wasn’t sure whether or not the frequency fluctuation was due to battery problems or what. The frequency counter was placed at 110¢ away from what was thought to be the center. Only the 113¢ coax cable was used. At 3:31 PM the experiment started.
Table 20: Run number 1, measuring frequency from the 90¢ mark into the center of the vortex using 113¢ of cable. Start time: 3:31 PM. Duration of the experiment: 7 minutes.
The first test run measurement indicated the frequency inside the anomaly was higher than the outside. The total adjusted frequency difference was 16 hertz. We located the approximate center near the base of a twisted eucalyptus tree (Figure 00). The center was about 10¢ west of the south end of the shack.
The second run started at 3:47 PM in the center of the vortex and then proceeded back out to the 90¢ mark. Frequency did not shift very much at all (5 hertz over 7 minutes), The frequency inside was lower (24,998,105 Hz.) than outside (24,998,110 Hz) but the frequency changed at the 30¢ mark, so no conclusion could be reached in this run. It may be the overall frequency of the vortex had changed from one run to the next.
For the third run, we decided to move the equipment to the front of the attraction. This was about 20¢ from the edge of the vortex where we were before. This was done because the working conditions on the backside were too difficult to deal with. We were set up again by 4:44 PM near the gift shop. I connected the two cables together, so we had 313¢ of coax to stretch out. In run number 3, the frequency went down towards the center, as it did during run 2. The direct distance to the center from the frequency counter was more like 150¢, but we could not go straight, because there were fences and buildings in our way. The distance listed here is more like the amount of cable stretched out. We did have the 100¢ tape measure stretched out but that went just so far. We had to mark off every ten feet with stakes to get our distances. The 170¢ mark was by the back fence near the center of the vortex and the 180¢ mark was inside the shack. The total frequency difference was 18 hertz.
Table 21: Run number 3; measuring frequency from the counter to the shack. Start time: 4:44 PM. Duration of the experiment: 26 minutes.
The last frequency/time experiment was to leave the crystal at 40¢ away from the center and record the frequency changes over a long period of time. The times were recorded randomly because we were doing other experiments at the same time. Table 22 shows the frequency changes over seven hours and thirteen minutes. At the 3:29 hour mark, I moved the frequency counter 50¢ further outside. The employees let me plug the frequency counter into their power line. That may be why the frequency dropped down. It’s not due to the frequency counter not being at its ambient temperature but rather it may have been influenced by some time distortion caused by a coronal effect that Litster writes about. The frequency difference between high and low was 56 hertz. This experiment is definitely showing there are frequency changes occurring over long periods of time.
Table 22: Measuring frequency from the 40¢ mark from the center of the vortex using 313¢ of cable. The experiment started at: 5:14 PM. Duration of the experiment: 5 hours and 25 minutes.
The next morning at 8:03 AM, I put a new 9 volt battery into the crystal frequency source and started reading the results for the next 69 minutes. Table 23 shows the frequency first rising over 35 minutes, then decreasing for the rest of the time. This pattern shows that the frequencies are dynamically changing during the day. Sometimes going down, other times reversing.
Table 23: Measuring frequency from the 40¢ mark from the center of the vortex, using 313¢ of cable. The experiment started at: 8:03 AM. Duration of the experiment: 69 minutes.